It’s official. Kiko Alonso is gone.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Miami Dolphins have traded LB Kiko Alonso to the New Orleans Saints
So many #Texans trades in the past 24 hours I think that initial (quickly deleted) tweet was some kind of reflex. Apologies.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2019
In exchange for the veteran LB the Dolphins receive LB Vince Biegel.
Saints are trading LB Vince Biegel to Dolphins for LB Kiko Alonso, per source. LB-for-LB deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019
The news broke almost 24 hours after the Dolphins shipped Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills to Houston, in exchange for a treasure chest of draft picks.
Alonso, 29, was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (46 overall) of the 2013 NFL draft. He spent his first two seasons in Buffalo, before making a stop in Philadelphia.
He was later dealt to Miami in 2016, alongside DB Byron Maxwell. The Eagles and Dolphins swapped first-round picks which would help them in their pursuit for Carson Wentz.
During his time in Miami, Alonso eclipsed 100+ tackles in each of his three seasons.
Whether it be for an unnecessary hit on a QB, or a game-changing interception, we will never forget you, Kiko Alonso.
my favorite kiko alonso moment pic.twitter.com/XPCRRTvamI
— josh houtz (@houtz) September 1, 2019
Check out some of Kiko Alonso’s highlights in this link.